Themed Dinners: Cuisine with Concepts
The best banquet menus and creative menu items that are deliciously destination-focused.
Seasonal Cookouts & Clambakes
Doral Arrowwood’s culinary team will cook your group’s choice of ribs, burgers, seafood, and more in the tented pavilion overlooking the pool. But the fun isn’t limited to the food. Guest enjoy a variety of lawn games, like badminton, volleyball, ping pong, bocce ball, cornhole, or horseshoes.
Doral Arrowwood’s Iron Chef
Not just a meal but a teambuilding activity, this team cooking competition takes place in Doral Arrowwood’s state-of-the-art executive kitchen under the guidance of the resort’s executive culinary team and True North Team Building. Select from a number of different themes, including the use of “secret” or unique ingredients, to collaborate on a final dish or meal for judging – and eventually eating.
Fun by the Fire Pit S’mores Party
When the weather gets cooler, celebrate after hours with hot toddies by the fire pit on the Atrium Patio while your group enjoys the fun of making their own s’mores with all kinds of toppings that go way beyond Hershey’s chocolate.
Soft Pretzels & Craft Beer Tasting Bar
Flights of craft beer are served with soft pretzels, pretzel bites, pretzel sticks, and cinnamon sugar pretzel bites. Dress them up in an assortment of gourmet mustards, french vanilla cream cheese, and Rolling Rock beer cheddar dip.
Mocha & Donuts
An interactive food cart featuring chocolate and vanilla glazed donuts is wheeled out with an assortment of toppings for a do-it-yourself treat. Toppings include chocolate nutella, caramel rum, raspberry ginger, apricot amaretto, pretzel brittle, and candied bacon. Cinnamon cocoa java is also served.
Event Themes: Prepare to be Inspired
A few of Doral Arrowood’s corporate party ideas that your team will be talking about well into next quarter.
The PUB & Game Room Event
Take over the resort’s game room or the entire PUB restaurant, where your team will enjoy a variety of draft micro beer, traditional pub fare, live sports on 17 flat screens, as well as pool, foosball, darts, and music.
Driving Range Cocktail Party
Host your next party out on the driving range, perfect for beginners or experts. In addition to working on your drive, enjoy cocktail rounds, beverage carts (beer, wine, and other beverages), and light fare created by the executive chef.
Doral Arrowwood’s Networking Lounge
The resort converts the ballroom or Overlook restaurant into a place where employees can relax and mingle, get to know each other, or reconnect. Chat over appetizers and cocktails, music, and a variety of games, like billiards, ping pong, foosball, corn hole, Wii bowling or tennis, air hockey, and more. Take it up a notch with a theme: Disco, 1990s Grunge, etc.
Doral Arrowwood Casino Night
Up the ante by bringing the atmosphere of Las Vegas or Monte Carlo to your next meeting with a casino night created by True North Team Building. Let the good times roll with a wide range of traditional casino games – like Blackjack, Roulette, Craps, and Texas Hold ‘Em – using professional dealers, while playing in a variety of formats: competitive, educational, or for charity.
The Better Beer Tasting Event
This fascinating tasting activity will teach you and your colleagues about high-end craft and import beers under such subjects like Beers around the World, The Craft Beer Revolution, Beer 101, Oktoberfest, and more. An informative beer expert walks the group through the different styles of beer, how to taste beers, food pairings and, finally, the sampling of some of the finest brews around.
Best Team Building Activities: Mild & Wild
Doral Arrowwood’s fun team-building exercises that fuel a little friendly competition, while also firing up the friendships
Escape the Office
Based on the interactive Escape Rooms that are popping up in cities all over the country, this challenge designed by True North Team Building requires your team to figure out how to escape from a “locked” office or conference room on the resort property. But in order to do so, participants must put their heads together to search for clues and solve puzzles and riddles. Beware: It is not as easy as it might seem.
Remarkable Race at Doral
Get your group out and about on Doral’s beautiful 114 acres with this energetic team-based scavenger hunt race that includes hidden clues and challenges. The race can be easily customized to your organization or meeting theme. Collaboration, risk versus reward, and time management are key themes in this challenge.
Golf Outing on the Little Blue Monster
Doral Arrowwood’s legendary golf course, known as the “Little Blue Monster,” presents designer Robert von Hagge’s trademark mounds, shadows, bunkers, and water hazards. The 3,200-yard, par-35 course presents a challenge to every level of play, from beginner to professional, and includes 9- and 18-hole outings and full catering facilities.
Row Your Boat Regatta
This fun and engaging event challenges teams to build and decorate a boat using only the materials provided. Teams need to draw on creative out-of-the-box thinking and project management skills to develop a boat capable of traveling across the span of Doral Arrowwood pool to the “watery” finish line (or, as an on-land challenge, on top of foam noodles).
Teams are given a box of everyday materials (funnels, tubes, wood, string, etc.) to create a chain reaction – just like a Rube Goldberg. The objective is for each team to work together to ensure that not only does their individual section work, but that it also triggers and works with each other team’s contraptions until a full chain reaction is created.
Meeting Technology & Amenities: Simple to Smart
Offerings – from high-tech highlights to just plain ingenious add-ons – that make holding a meeting at Doral Arrowwood unlike anything else.
Private Demo Kitchen
Doral Arrowwood’s state-of-the-art executive demo kitchen is perfect for culinary team building events to help with collaboration, productivity, creativity, motivation, and more.
A significant investment in property-wide internet bandwidth and coverage features the best high-speed Wi-Fi in both indoor and outdoor facilities. New high-definition projectors, advanced audio systems, and upgraded LED lighting have also been installed in major meeting rooms throughout the property.
On-Site Sports Activities
During downtime, enjoy the Robert Von Hagge–designed 9-hole golf course, driving range, state-of-the-art sports center, year-round indoor and outdoor heated pools, and tennis center with five indoor and outdoor lighted courts.
Diverse Meeting Space
The resort’s 70,000 square feet of meeting space include four amphitheaters, a 6,500-square-foot ballroom, 14 large meeting rooms (at least 1,000 square feet each), 23 breakout rooms, 13 role play rooms (perfect for training exercises), an outdoor tented pavilion, spacious lobby lounge, and an inspiration hall for private receptions or expansive exhibits.
Exclusive Executive Boardroom
This sophisticated, private 1,100-square-foot meeting space offers well-appointed seating, upgraded audiovisual equipment, an adjacent reception area, private bar, dining room for 70 guests, and menus exclusively tailored by the executive chef.
Off-Site Meeting Venues: Landmarks to Live It Up
Meetings become lifetime experiences when hosted in one of Westchester County’s most unique meeting venues.
Bear Mountain National Park
Attracting more visitors annually than Yellowstone National Park, this 5,205-acre state park located on the west side of the Hudson River offers biking, hiking, boating, picnicking, swimming, cross-country skiing, cross-country running, sledding, and ice skating. It also includes several unique meeting facilities such as the Perkins Memorial Tower, the Trailside Museum and Zoo, and the Bear Mountain Inn.
In nearby Stamford, Connecticut, just 12 miles from Doral Arrowwood, this world-class sports and recreation venue provides the backdrop for a unique event. In addition to activities like rock-climbing, batting cages, dodgeball, splash zone, trampoline park, ice skating, and more, the facility offers breakout rooms, a dedicated event space, and a sundeck for an al fresco happy hour.
Rye Play Land
Give your entire group the opportunity to ride the old school wooden roller coaster at this iconic Art Deco amusement park, one of the nation’s oldest constructed in 1927. In addition to more than 50 rides and attractions, the park also includes picnic areas perfect for groups, restaurants, three ice-skating rinks, a swimming pool, and two beaches totaling approximately 7,900 feet of shoreline.
Grand Prix New York
This amusement center is home to two perfectly manicured, 24-foot wide go-kart tracks over a quarter of a mile in length. In between racing, mingle together in the sleek restaurant and bar function space flanked by high glass walls in the center of the track. To make the night a really memorable event, work with the Grand Prix executive chef and event specialist to design your group a custom menu with wine pairing and cocktails.
Hudson River Dinner Cruise
A casual two-hour cruise on the Hudson River is the perfect treat for a group interested in the sights and history of the area. This stretch of the Hudson River is very wide – an average of 2.4 miles (its widest point, 3 miles, is at Haverstraw) – so be sure to bring binoculars. There are also fall foliage cruises from West Point in October.